What is vice?

  • (noun): Moral weakness.
    Synonyms: frailty
    See also — Additional definitions below

Vice

Vice is a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, and corruption.

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New Hampshire Primary - Vice-Presidential Results
... A Vice-Presidential preference primary was also formerly held at the New Hampshire Primary ... co-sponsored a bill in 2009 which would eliminate the Vice Presidential preference ballot ... The only time a non-incumbent won the Vice Presidential primary and then went on to be formally nominated by his or her party was in 2004, when Democratic U.S ...
Emotions As Vices
... and Psyche puts forward a new development of what the vices are ... He identifies the vices as what he calls the evil emotions "The fourth group consisting of hate, greed, vanity, envy and cruelty is evil" These vices differ from more traditional accounts of ... These emotional vices are to be overcome not through suppression but through feeling and cultivating the opposite virtues, as Jackson writes here "This will diminish the amount of evil by ...
Vice-Admiral Of The West
... The historical title Vice-Admiral of the West is sometimes applied to holders of the crown appointment Vice-Admiral of the Coast of counties in the South West of England ... The duties of a Vice-Admiral of the coast were to control the shipping (especially piracy) around a maritime county's coast and organise defense on land and at sea ... It is not entirely clear if the role of Vice-Admiral of the West was in fact separate or additional to the role either Vice-Admiral of the Coast of Cornwall or Vice-Admiral of the Coast of Devon ...
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Italian Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Sergio Martino ... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key was Martino's fourth giallo film ... one, Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (The Strange Vice of Mrs ...
University Of Saskatchewan Students' Union - Executive
... Executive comprises 4 elected members President Vice President (Academic Affairs) Vice President (Student Affairs) and Vice President (Operations and ...

More definitions of "vice":

  • (noun): A specific form of evildoing.
    Example: "Vice offends the moral standards of the community"

Famous quotes containing the word vice:

    Keep your hands clean and pure from the infamous vice of corruption, a vice so infamous that it degrades even the other vices that may accompany it. Accept no present whatever; let your character in that respect be transparent and without the least speck, for as avarice is the vilest and dirtiest vice in private, corruption is so in public life.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The vice named surrealism is the immoderate and impassioned use of the stupefacient image or rather of the uncontrolled provocation of the image for its own sake and for the element of unpredictable perturbation and of metamorphosis which it introduces into the domain of representation; for each image on each occasion forces you to revise the entire Universe.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)